If you follow MWL on social media, you probably heard about, or maybe even attended, our Inaugural Gala Night held in December. With the help of our wonderful sponsors, collaborators, and supporters, we had a successful night that helped cap an incredible 2018 for Mary Ward Loreto Foundation and for Albania. It was a wonderful night full of great food, dancing, an exciting live auction, and everyone left with memories we will carry into the coming year and the next Gala Night.
On behalf of all of the staff of MWL, I want to thank all who attended and supported us in this new endeavor. We could not have accomplished it without you, and we have already begun planning our next Gala Night!
Since the New Year, the Development Department of MWL has been hard at work, spreading awareness of our work and our presence across Albania and across Europe. One of the tools we are using to organize this work is a Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM). We have been discerning our digital expansion for the past months and are now growing into this incredible tool that will help expand our reach, organize our fundraising campaigns, and build the relationships and networks that will help us better fight human trafficking in Albania.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can support our work and get involved, I would love to talk with you more. This is going to be an exciting year for Mary Ward Loreto and we would love for you to be a part of it.
Patty Stein – MWL Development Officer
100 Guests gathered and enjoyed the night which included an Auction, Dinner and Entertainment.
We would like to thank all the guests who joined us during this MWL First ever Gala Fundraising Event.
Many thanks to all who sponsored many of the various parts of this Fundraising Event:
Wintergarten Restaurant, Aroma Therapy, MWL Social Business, The Balkanista, Hotel Tirana International, Be Puzzle, Telajo & Vere, Hotel Restorant Rapsodia, Hoteli Gjuetise, Tirana Yoga, DJ Benito, Next Promotion and Hotel Colosseo.
The Gala night celebrated 5 years of MWL Mission working against Human Trafficking throughout Albania. It was an opportunity for networking between our many collaborators and partners, and a chance for our growing support base to learn more about our work and to meet the beneficiaries of our projects.
The theme of this year was “Planting Hope and Empowering Albania.”
We believe that Albania, with the help of organizations and partnerships, has the potential to become her own source of hope and empowerment. In the work that we do at MWL, we know that the empowerment of the individual, leads to the empowerment of a nation. Partnering with us for this event showed a commitment to the people of Albania and the work we all do to fight against human trafficking and to ameliorate the Albanian society.
The event included a multiple course meal during which individuals from the MWL staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries shared their stories and testaments of the work of MWL. The event also included entertainment and an auction. There was so much fun throughout the evening and all for a very good cause!
Thank you to all who sponsored a table, donated an auction item, sponsored the decorations, set up materials, or gave any other form of support.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year, meanwhile enjoy the photos of the Gala Night!